Clermont, KwaZulu-Natal

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Clermont
Clermont is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Clermont
Clermont
Clermont is located in South Africa
Clermont
Clermont
Clermont is located in Africa
Clermont
Clermont
 Clermont shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°47′00″S 30°54′00″E / 29.78333°S 30.9°E / -29.78333; 30.9Coordinates: 29°47′00″S 30°54′00″E / 29.78333°S 30.9°E / -29.78333; 30.9
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Area[1]
 • Total 6.94 km2 (2.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 52,075
 • Density 7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.5%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 68.8%
 • Xhosa 20.3%
 • Sotho 5.2%
 • English 1.7%
 • Other 4.0%
Postal code (street) 3610

Clermont is a township of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Clermont under the apartheid days was a black middle income township. It is surrounded by Westvile, Kloof, New Germany and Inanda in the distant. Its main road is called Clermont road and is named after Sir Clermont, a farmer who sold his land. It was the only place in Durban where black people were able to buy property and build houses. Since the end of apartheid Clermont has been sprawling with shacks as people from the rural areas come and seek work opportunities in the nearby suburbs of Westville and New Germany, Pinetown and Durban. Clermnont has a large Anglican, Catholic and Wesleayan community and on Sundays one can see the women of each denomination wearing their church uniforms with pride. Today it is a well known for socializing and entertainment as lifestyle clubs and pubs are found in this historical township of Durban.

Clermont is

References[edit]

  • Municipal Demarcation Board
  • Community Justice in a Volatile South Africa: Containing Community Conflict, Clermont, Natal by Daniel Nina (Social Justice 20 (3-4) (Fall-Winter 1993): 129-42)
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Clermont". Census 2011. 

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